Books that I have recently put on my Wishlist or books that I am dying to read! Posted every Wednesday.
Blurb: A young woman’s family is threatened by forces both real and fantastical in this debut novel inspired by Russian fairy tales.
In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, a stranger with piercing blue eyes presents a new father with a gift – a precious jewel on a delicate chain, intended for his young daughter. Uncertain of its meaning, Pytor hides the gift away and Vasya grows up a wild, willful girl, to the chagrin of her family. But when mysterious forces threaten the happiness of their village, Vasya discovers that, armed only with the necklace, she may be the only one who can keep the darkness at bay.
I was so excited to find this on Goodreads by accident while I was looking up Vassa in the Night. It looks like 2017 is off to a good start with some amazing books to be read, I’ll have to wait a little longer because this book doesn’t hit the shelves until January 17th 2017 by Del Rey. Until then I will wait patiently for this beauty.
Blurb: In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they’ve arrived. A whole lot of Brooklyn is like that now—but not Vassa’s working-class neighborhood.
In Vassa’s neighborhood, where she lives with her stepmother and bickering stepsisters, one might stumble onto magic, but stumbling out again could become an issue. Babs Yagg, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters—and sometimes innocent shoppers as well. So when Vassa’s stepsister sends her out for light bulbs in the middle of night, she knows it could easily become a suicide mission.
But Vassa has a bit of luck hidden in her pocket, a gift from her dead mother. Erg is a tough-talking wooden doll with sticky fingers, a bottomless stomach, and a ferocious cunning. With Erg’s help, Vassa just might be able to break the witch’s curse and free her Brooklyn neighborhood. But Babs won’t be playing fair. . . .
Inspired by the Russian folktale Vassilissa the Beautiful and Sarah Porter’s years of experience teaching creative writing to New York City students.
I saw this earlier in the year and it has been on my wish list for quite some time. Vasilisa the Beautiful is one of my favorite folktales and I’m so unbelievably excited that two fantastic looking books are coming out! This gem here will be published September 20th 2016 by Tor Teen.
Hope you enjoyed reading about these two books. What have you put on your Wishlist recently?